You are a Training Specialist hired by Universal Medical Supplies, Inc. This organization has been experiencing low productivity and errors in communication in the workplace. As part of an ongoing professional development series, the Vice President of the Human Resources department has tasked you with creating Critical Thinking training materials. The materials will be presented in many forms and by various means to help improve productivity and communication in the organization.
As part of the company’s training plan, they want to provide articles for the staff on the company’s intranet as required reading prior to other training activities. You will create one of those articles in the form of a blog post. It should provide an overview and give concrete examples of logical fallacies being used in the news and social media.
Use online resources to create a blog post that illustrates how logical fallacies and audience manipulation appear in the news and social media. Social media may include sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others.
Your blog post should be a minimum of 5 paragraphs that includes the following elements:
- An introduction to the topic of logical fallacies.
- 2 examples of audience manipulation in the news with a clickable link to the articles inserted in the blog post. Explain each fallacy example and how it is being used to manipulate the audience.
- 2 examples of audience manipulation in social media. Explain each fallacy example and how it is being used to manipulate the audience. The two examples can be from the same or different social media sites. Example: One from Facebook and one from Twitter. Insert a screenshot image of each social media post.
- A summarizing paragraph.
- References with links to your sources.
Write your blog post in a Word document. Be sure to proofread for grammar and spelling.
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